Why Do Allergies Get Worse During Fall?

Fall is many Americans’ favorite season thanks to the upcoming holidays, changing leaves, and college football. But for some homeowners, fall means fall allergies. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, you may dread the changing seasons. But why do we get allergies in both spring and fall?

Why do I have allergies in the fall?

Depending on the kinds of allergies you have, your symptoms may be worse in spring or fall. A majority of fall allergies are brought on by falling leaves (especially from oak trees) and ragweed pollen. However, the cooler weather of fall and winter keep us indoors more, where mold, pet dander, dust, and other indoor allergens trigger symptoms.

4 Simple Ways to Avoid Allergy Triggers This Fall

Avoiding allergies both indoors and outdoors may seem impossible, but by following these tips, you and your family will stay allergy-free and happy all fall!

  • Keep an eye on the pollen forecast. Most weather apps and websites track pollen counts. Check the weather before going outside, so you know when to avoid the high pollen hours!
  • Change your air filter more frequently. Most manufacturers recommend changing the air filter at least once every 90 days. If you notice your allergies feel bad even indoors, you may need to change your air filter more frequently to protect your indoor air quality from pollen and other allergens.
  • Vacuum and dust often. Cleaning your home regularly prevents pollen, dust, dander, and other allergy triggers from collecting on surfaces and recirculating through your indoor air supply.
  • Schedule HVAC maintenance. Part of your seasonal maintenance includes cleaning your system. If you think there may be dust, mold, or mildew inside your heating system, a professional will be able to help you find and resolve the problem!

Contact Bailey Plumbing Heating Cooling online or by phone at (800) 717-1793 to schedule your heating maintenance or request emergency repairs today!